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Home | Seminars and Symposia | Past seminars/symposia: Friday, March 24, 2006

The role of mathematics and computation in community ecology

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Claudia Neuhauser
UM, Dept. of Ecology
Evolution and Behavior

Friday, March 24, 2006
11:15 am

402 Walter Library

Download slides (pdf 981 KB) Traditional modeling in community ecology has relied largely on equilibrium analysis of deterministics and non-spatial models. The past fifteen years of research in spatial stochastic modeling of ecological communities have demonstrated the importance of this more complex mathematical framework. I will present some results to illustrate this. I will also address consequences of different spatial and temporal scales of ecological processes, in particular under non-equilibrium conditions, and will present some challenges in the integration of data and models.